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Sparkling Wines of the World

March 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Prost, German wine drinkers! We are excited to present another small group tasting at the home of Christian and Annette Schiller in McLean, Virginia, this time for a showcase of the sparkling wines of the world. Many wine drinkers do not know that Germany is the #1 consumer and #2 producer of sparkling wines in the world, and we will show why! We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Saturday 25 March 2017 and attendance will be limited to 16 people.

German Wine Society Secretary, Joe Aguiar, and member, Annette Schiller, will present on the different styles and terroirs of sparkling wines. We will taste wines from Germany, France, Italy, California, Virginia, and England. We will learn that sparkling wine is for much more than just celebrating special occasions—though this is certainly a good thing too—and are some of the most complex, food-friendly wines in the world!

You are invited to stay after the tasting for socializing and are encouraged to bring an extra bottle of wine if you would like to stay.

There is no metro access to this location, so attendees will either need to drive or arrange for a car to pick you up. Here is the address and phone number:

6404 Woodsong Ct

McLean, VA 22101


Light refreshments of cheese and baguette will be served with the wines and we will serve an additional sparkling wine during the beginning of the tasting while attendees are arriving. Here is the complete list of wines for the tasting:

Non-Vintage (NV) Wein und Sektgut Barth Brut Rose – Rheingau, Germany

NV F.B. Schönleber – Rheingau, Germany

NV Bisol Prosecco Valdobbiadene Crede – Italy

NV Ferghettina Franciacorta DOCG – Italy


2012 Taittinger Domaine Carneros Brut Napa – Napa, California

NV Taittinger Brut La Francaise – Champagne, France


2014 Ridgeview Bloomsbury Brut – England

NV Thibault-Janisson Blanc de Chardonnay – Virginia


2011 Jean Josselin Blanc de Blancs – Champagne, France

NV AR Lenoble Grand Cru – Champagne, France 

Event cost is $35 for both members and guests. All payment must be received by Monday 20 March.

You can register for this event on our website (germanwinesociety.dc.org). All payments must be made through PayPal. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account in order to do so. Please be sure to provide the names of all persons for whom you are registering, and to pay the appropriate price depending on how many you are paying for.

All GWS members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication. Members and guests should use public transportation, rely on a designated driver, or taste the wines rather than finish them.

The event coordinator is German Wine Society Secretary, Joe Aguiar. Please send any questions to him at josephlaguiar@gmail.com.

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March 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jim Palanchar


Home of Christian and Annette Schiller
6404 Woodsong Ct
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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